Monday, November 28, 2011

Finally surfaced.....

.... from under the report writing fog that has hanging over my head for weeks. It feels like months since I have blogged and I have a bit of catching up to do.
The retreat with the Scrapboutique babes was awesome and I managed to get a few challenge layouts done which I had been hoping to complete before the end of the month.
This first one is possibly my favourite from the retreat and is for this months Aussie Scrap Jack, I jacked Dana's gorgeous layout.

The colours didn't photograph well but I just love these photos.

A layout for Scrap the Boys November challenge.

I used a Crafter's workhop stencil in the background with Tim Holtz Distress Ink to make the circles and I love the way they turned out.

And finally a layout for Creative Scrappers Sketch #180.
Thanks for dropping by and leaving your fabulous comments. I am always surprised to discover people have visited! 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Boutique Retreat

Tomorrow morning I head off to the Scrapboutique Retreat in beautiful Coffs Harbour!! Two and a half day of uninterrupted scrapping, catching up with friends and treating myself to a little rest and relaxation. Can't wait!!!
For those of you who are Masterchef fans the name Adriano Zumbo would be enough to get your taste buds salivating. Many people are surprised to hear that he is from the same small town as me of only just over 3000 people in Central West NSW. I guess I have followed his rise to fame closely for this reason so during the last school holidays when we were in Sydney I had to visit his shop in Balmain and BOY was it worth it!! In his shop, although only tiny, there were so many delightful goodies that we had to buy quite a few to sample.

So when a recent challenge at Scrapboutique was to scrap holiday photos I had the perfect shots!

Must go and get some sleep in readiness for the weekend away! Thanks for the lovely comments you leave, I really appreciate it!

Sunday, November 6, 2011


I am so excited to have been announced as the overall winner in the Scrapboutique Passion for Fashion competition!!!
This fabulous comp has been running for 8 weeks at the BOUTIQUE and each week we have had to create layouts based on a fashion style.
Last night was the Red Carpet Awards and there were encouragement awards and runners up announced too.
This is my amazing prize!!

Finishing the comp on 51 votes, our winner and Queen of Fashion for 2011 is......


Huge Congratulations Karen!!!
You have won
-A Brand New Tim Holtz Toolbox

- An Echo Park "Seasons Greetings" Collection Kit
-A WeR Album of your choice 
-and a $20 Spending Spree in the Boutique!! 
Grand Total prize value of $150!!!!

Plus Karen wins the most coveted prize of all........
The Passion 4 Fashion TIARA!!! 8) 8)
Sooo jealous of you right now Karen!!!

How awesome is that???!!! It was such a surprise as the layouts have been amazing each week and I felt certain that the winner would be someone who had taken out prizes throughout the competition so I was completely blown away!
Somehow I missed posting my last layout for the competition (probably due to being so busy with report writing atm) so thought I should share.
The theme for the last week was FUTURISTIC fashion so it was all about metallics, sharp angular lines and bold geometric accessories. These photos of friends and I dressed up as KISS for a school concert were perfect!

Thanks for visiting. Hope you have a great week!